The SBS in World War II: An Illustrated History has been featured pretty extensively in local press around the UK in recent weeks. It was spotted in the Express and Echo, Derby Telegraph and Wales Online. Some of the incredible soldiers included in the book hailed from these places - hence the wide-ranging interest!

CBT 1 British Paratroop vs Fallschirmjäger This is a strong start to a new series, benefiting from its tight focus on a seven month period in 1942-43 when the two forces were at very different stages of development, and on small scale encounters where the paratroops were just about the only forces engaged. – History of War 

Osprey have totally surpassed themselves with this new Combat Series- it really is outstanding- lavishly illustrated, detailed and helpful maps, perspectives from both sides of the battle in drawings and some perspective and thoughtful insight to compare the fighting skills, weapons and equipment, leadership and overall strengths and weaknesses of the two troops […] BRILLIANT. – 5* Amazon review

Highly readable. Recommended. – 5* Amazon review

CBT 2 Union Infantryman vs Confederate Infantryman The information is detailed and well written. The illustrations are first class. Anyone interested in the ACW will want this book. – Keith Lawson, Excellent compact information

COM 98 A-10 Thunderbolt II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom 2002-07 As with any title from Osprey the quality is superb and the images are perfect. […] Great! – Airfix Model World

AVG 4 Martin B-26 Marauder Hotly recommended to all WW2 enthusiasts. – Aerospace Magazines

Helmand This book is timely, poignant and riveting. It ranks as a must-read. – Toy Soldier & Model Figure

DUE 54 F4F Wildcat vs A6M Zero-Sen I highly recommend this book to anyone. It’s packed with information and photos the aircraft modeler will love. – IPMS/USA

Secret Weapons This is an excellent introduction to the subject. – History of War

NVG 201 M7 Priest 105mm Howitzer Motor Carriage I highly recommend this book to anyone. It’s packed with information and photos the armor modeler will love. – IPMS/USA 

WAR 168 French Musketeer 1622-1775 Without hesitation, I would recommend that you get a copy, and keep a look out for future releases in the series which often shed light on familiar, if little known, military units. – Military Modelcraft International

Operation Barbarossa Kirchubel has done an excellent job of merging his previous three books to produce a detailed but readable account of Operation Barbarossa. The overall shape of the campaign remains clear, but the uneven progress of the German armies on the ground and the repeated Soviet counterattacks are not neglected, so the true complexity of this massive campaign is also very apparent. – History of War 

BOLT 5 Bolt Action: Armies of Imperial Japan Enriched by superb photos and illustrations, this little book is an excellent primer and highly recommended. – Miniature Wargames

Don’t Hurry Me Down to Hades Ural’s fine combination of military history and personal saga uses original documents to excellent effect. – Publisher’s Weekly

An Intimate Glimpse of Families Wrenched by the Civil War. – Nancy Famolari

This is an extraordinary book that explores the human side of the Civil War in ways typically not addressed. The voices of the people who lived through the experience are paramount, and presented in an engaging style that keeps you reading. I would highly recommend this book. – Barbara Moss, Reviewer at San Diego State University

The Boys of '67 Despite that melancholy feel this is a book that I can thoroughly recommend. It gives a valuable insight into the life of the ordinary soldier early in the American involvement in Vietnam, and includes a fascinating series of post-war biographies, tracing the often difficult struggles of many of the survivors to adapt to their post-war lives. – History of War

COM 100 He 111 Kampfgeschwader on the Russian Front An outstanding work for all those interested in World War Two aviation battles. – Airfix Model World

MYTH 4 King Arthur As a lifelong fan of King Arthur, I found this a concise, yet comprehensive look at the legend. I enjoyed the bibliography section, and I even discovered a few new sources to seek out. – Wayne McCoy, Brain Shrapnel

Presented with classical artwork and newly commissioned, this book is an easy read, but very detailed introduction to the complex set of myths and legends surrounding the greatest hero in Britain. – Alba Gimeno

A good introduction to all things King Arthur. This work is a great selection for a younger audience just starting out with Arthurian history, legends, and myths. There's even a helpful section on literature, film, places associated with Arthur. – Tabby Shiflett , Bartow County Public Library

The Book of Camouflage Camouflage is a very good read and takes the reader through the history of something that anyone with an understanding of the military takes for granted today. – Joseph Spuckler

Newark’s book is eye-opening.[...] A useful, well-illustrated little book. – Sascha Kohlmann, Critical Margins

MYTH 5 Thor I highly recommend Thor: The Viking God of Thunder to any reader who is interested in an easy to understand book on the Norse god Thor. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in Davis' series. If Thor is any indication of the quality of the other books in this series, they have to be pretty awesome. – kylie prock, Librarian

A great introduction to all things Thor. The book includes history, myths, pop culture, and a bit of religious history. Wonderful illustrations and a helpful glossary at the end. Recommended for any Thor enthusiast. – Tabby Shiflett Bartow County Public Library Librarian

Tiger For those who study the modern history of armored warfare, this is a must have book. – David Poremba The Past in Review 

DARK We Will Destroy Your Planet Enjoy this pseudo-nonfiction, 'how-to' military handbook for aliens intending to conquer the Earth. Science fiction elements are satirized and then connected to real-world science, history, and military technique to show how it should be done. – Tien Taylor, Books with Tien

NVG 188 Great Lakes Warships 1812–1815 This well-planned and excellently written volume offers a very valuable reference source for any reader interested in the vessels. – Ships In Scale

DARK 2 Knights Templar A brief but intelligent history of the Knights Templar. The work also includes some info on other groups that have been associated with the Templars. Great pictures, illustrations, timeline, and selected bibliography make this book a must-have for any new Templars enthusiast. Also suggested for young history lovers. – Tabby Shiflett, Goodreads

Wellington's Guns The depth of research and the style of combining historical records into a narrative make this an excellent addition to the bookshelf of historians, militarists and enthusiast of the Napoleonic era.[...] This book has been long overdue and now serious gap in the historical literature has been filled. – Keith Lawson, Educator at Bournemouth & Poole College

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